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Globally the race for 5G has begun and KT Telecom taken the first mover advantage with 5G technology. However, in India, Telecom Service Providers, need to address the issues around 5G infrastructure and deployment due to assorted landscape, unequal residents and monetary inequality, which prevents them to have equal investments across telecom circles. Also, the rising cost of air waves and the challenges involved in migrating to new technologies bring additional challenges which impacts the industry’s key performance indicators such as network speed, coverage and customer experience compared to peer global service providers comes as an additional challenge. This This paper explores 5G readiness, 5G infrastructure barriers, and the value of converged Fiber and 5G cellular networks, which directly affect the cost of capital (CAPEX – Capital Expenditure).